This week, I added some new ‘Featured in Photos’ and ‘Features’ on the Chamber’s Facebook page.  Be sure to go to that page and check out pictures from Dull & Heany LLC…Tractor Supply Co…Cummings Men’s Wear…United Methodist Church of Clinton…the Henry Co. Health Center…Travel Connections…Door of Hope…Silhouettes by Andrea…Crave Boutique…Emorbe Emporium and Simple Pleasures .  You’ll also find videosfrom the Truman Lake Community Foundation and BLUSH Boot Camp in Clinton.  You can also see other photos and videos from the past that were posted to the Chamber’s Facebook Page. 

The Clinton Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Friday, but don’t go to this business…just yet. Sweet Vanity Beauty Salon is located behind Subway in Clinton. Miranda hopes to open her business on Tuesday, Dec. 13th, and the Clinton Chamber will keep you up-to-date. Here’s some info for you to use now: Sweet Vanity is a proud all Redken Salon that offers a variety of services for all textures of hair.  660-924-2333  Sweetvanitysalon@gmail.com

Welcome New Chamber Member:  Klassen Construction Company, LLC  General contractor specializing in Commercial and Industrial construction.  1701 Strawberry Lane, Clinton   660-525-8710

Welcome new Chamber member: Sunrise Dispensary in Clinton!  Our mission is to improve patients’ quality of life every day through: (1) Well informed insight, consultation and advice; (2) Industry leading patient experience and (3) Affordable access to the highest quality products. Interested in joining the Sunrise team to help us Bring Cannabis to Life? You can explore current opportunities here. https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Sunrise-81efc9ed/jobs

On Thursday of this week, Joyce and I attended a Henry County Community Partners Meet and Greet.  Folks were at Antioch Hills sharing services they provide in and around Henry Co. and updating contact information.  This was a very informative luncheon and we thank West Central MO Community Action Agency for hosting this great event.

The Greater Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce is giving you the chance to get free money! Our “150 to get 25” promotion is underway! All you have to do is buy at least $150 in Chamber gift certificates and we’ll give you an extra gift certificate worth $25. That’s right, spend at least $150 with us and you’ll get an extra Christmas gift worth $25 for someone, or yourself! This promotion will end at 4pm on Dec. 23rd. We are open Monday through Friday from 8am until 4:30pm. If you would like for your gift certificates to be ready when you come in, just call ahead and tell us how much you are wanting to spend and any names you may want on the cards. Gift certificates can be used at most of our Chamber-member businesses and you can find all of our more than 400 Chamber members on our website, www.clintonmo.com. To order your gift certificates or if you have any questions, just call 660-885-8166 or email david@clintonmo.com or joyce@clintonmo.com. We are located at 200 South Main St. Only one free gift certificate per household.

The Holidays are underway and the Greater Clinton-Area Chamber of Commerce is giving you a chance to win…several chances to win, actually. It’s the Clinton Chamber’s Third-Annual ‘Receipt to Receive’. Right now, folks can bring in or email a receipt from a Clinton Chamber-member business and they will then be entered to win. Thus, Receipt to Receive. At the Chamber, we will copy, scan or print that receipt and get your name and phone number. Keep in mind that the item or items on your receipt has to be at least $25 in total and those items need to be purchased from members of the Clinton Chamber to be entered, but you can enter multiple times each week with different receipts. Each week, those receipts will be entered into a drawing to win $25 in Chamber gift certificates. We will give our prize away each Monday. To be entered to win each Monday, you must bring at least one receipt to the Chamber that previous week. All qualifying receipts will be eligible for our grand prize giveaway. On Dec. 23rd at noon, we will take ALL those receipts entered and draw the big winner of $200 in Chamber certificates. We are open Monday through Friday from 8am until 4:30pm at 200 South Main St. The Clinton Chamber of Commerce is giving away $375 in Chamber gift certificates with our seven weekly winners and that grand prize winner of $200 in Chamber gift certificates. You can find a list of Clinton Chamber members when you go to www.clintonmo.com, call the Clinton Chamber at 660-885-8166 or look for the Clinton Chamber decal near the front of each business. You can email david@clintonmo.com or joyce@clintonmo.com.

Heartland Community Theatre presents the Mistletoe Homes Tour Sunday, December 4th, 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. The tour will feature three beautiful older homes within a couple blocks of each other, fully decorated for the holidays!

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at Switzer Law Firm on the square, Designers Edge or from Linda at ReMax. Last minute tickets will also be available at the Heartland Community Theatre pavilion between 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. on the day of the tour. You can tour the homes in any order – but be sure to drop by the Heartland Community Theatre pavilion for refreshments!

Press Release:  Happy Holidays from everyone at YOUR Chamber of Commerce. We all know this is an extremely important time of the year, especially for retail. That’s why YOUR Chamber wants to get YOUR store on the top of people’s minds. If you are a member of the Clinton Chamber, PLEASE contact YOUR Chamber to schedule a time David can come by YOUR store and take pictures of what YOU have to offer. The photos can be of merchandise, employees, etc. If you or your employees don’t want their pictures taken, that’s no problem. Those photos, along with some information about your business, will then be featured on our Facebook page for the world to see! I guess you can call it the “Holiday Edition of Featured in Photos”. Even if you’ve been ‘Featured in Photos’ recently, that’s OK…David still wants to take pictures of your business and put them on our Facebook page. Retail, restaurants, professional and more…EVERYONE is included in the “Holiday Edition of Featured in Photos”. David will only take photos and post to Facebook the things you want the public to see. He will only be in your business a few minutes, but we hope to get you a ton of publicity! If you are not a Clinton Chamber member, contact us. We can sign you up and then get to taking some photos. It’s just another service of YOUR Chamber of Commerce. Call 660-885-8166. Email david@clintonmo.com of stop by 200 South Main Street.

HENRY COUNTY HEALTH CENTER SELECTS A CONSTRUCTION COMPANY TO BUILD NEW FACILITY  Clinton, MO, November 22, 2022– Henry County Health Center (HCHC), today announced the selection of Klassen Construction Company as the firm that will build their 5,000 square foot building in Clinton located at 111 North Third Street. Klassen Construction emerged as HCHC’s finalist with a vast portfolio of projects built in Henry County and surrounding areas. This project is slated to begin ten days from the signing of the contract.

CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS from The Missions Action Team at First Baptist Church in Clinton.  It’s been a few years since SeniorFest, and we’ve missed everyone! The Missions Action Team is still making lap quilts, walker bags, clothing protectors and cooling ties and they are starting to stack up! We’d love to give them away!  So…we decided to invite the community to drop by and visit us this year:  Friday, Dec. 9th from 1 till 3pm at the First Baptist Church Downtown location, 2nd and Jefferson streets in Clinton.  Looking forward to seeing you!

The Clinton Chamber Announces It’s Small Business Season: Support Local Clinton and Henry Co. businesses. Throughout the holiday shopping season, the Chamber is encouraging consumers to “Think Small” and earmark at least part of their holiday spending in support of local small business.  Mark, David and Joyce at the Clinton Chamber remind you that small business is the backbone of our economy. 64% of our new jobs in the US come from small business. When people spend their dollars locally, more money stays local. On average, for every $100 spent locally, $68 of that stays here.

Clinton Senior Center / Care Connection for Aging Services  We are proud of all the ways our Clinton and Windsor senior centers benefit the fine folks of Henry County. In the most recent fiscal year, we provided a whopping 45,534 meals served up in our two dining rooms and delivered to the homebound! We are happy to serve people 60 and older and their caregivers in our community! To see the full impact report, visit https://goaging.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/2022_Henrycounty-AR-mailer.pdf.

Clinton, MO Parks & Recreation  January 28th, 2023 Snowflake Garage Sale Booth Registration opens on Dec. 6th at 8 am. Registration will open online. If you have not opened an account with the Clinton Mo Parks & Rec this year, it is important to do this BEFORE Dec. 6th.  Over 50 booths spaces available!!  ClintonParkRecOnline.com  If you need help please call prior to Dec 5th.

The Dog Groomer LLC Clinton, MO  We have put up our “Shelter Tree” again this year. It is similar to an Angel Tree except it is only for the Dogs and Cats at The Clinton Animal Shelter.  Each ornament has the name of a Dog or Cat currently at the Shelter and on the back of each ornament are two items that are on the Shelters Wish List. We ask that you choose one item on the ornament to purchase and bring that back to put under our “Shelter Tree.”  We will place your ornament on the tree when you bring in your “gift” to the Shelter. Our goal is to fill the tree with ornaments by Christmas.